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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) said it will have to eliminate nearly $800 million in planned projects if Congress fails to approve new transportation funding by November 2020. If federal funding isn't reauthorized in time nearly 300 of the 1,437 projects planned through [...]
Washington State House Democrats released their 2021 transportation budget with a $453 million shortfall. The key reason for the gap is Initiative 976, the measure approved by voters last fall that capped car taxes at $30 and repealed transportation benefit district fees. State officials predict [...]
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) is pledging to restore state road funding by ending Kansas Department of Transportation revenue diversions by 2023. Kelly has proposed completing 20 unfinished projects and $5 billion on maintenance over the next decade. Read more>> The Pennsylvania Department [...]
State lawmakers face many transportation investment challenges during their 2020 legislative sessions, including the distraction of their own reelection campaigns. Four states do not have regular sessions in 2020, and six others meet for less than two months. Several states that began transportation investment campaigns [...]
By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) June 28 signed a bill into law that appropriates $700 million from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill settlement to transportation construction projects across the state. Projects to receive funding under the new law include: I-49 North [...]
The Pennsylvania Turnpike April 30 announced it is nearly $11 billion in debt and faces a catastrophic funding crisis if it continues payments to the Pennsylvania Transportation Department (PennDOT). The Turnpike has borrowed almost $1 billion every year, nearly half of which PennDOT uses to [...]